What is Vilitra 20?
Vilitra 20 is a drug intended for the treatment of insufficiency of an adequate genital response to objects of sexual attraction. The main substance of the generic is 20 mg of vardenafil hydrochloride. A similar substance and in the same dosage is contained in the well — known drug from Bayer-Levitra. Vardenafil, including generics created on its basis, are the latest generation of selective PDE — 5 inhibitors, and have much greater safety and effectiveness, even in comparison with the well-known drug Viagra. The effectiveness of vardenafil has been confirmed by a large number of studies on patients. According to research, an erection sufficient for sexual contact was achieved in some men as early as 15 minutes and lasted up to 9 hours after taking 20 mg of vardenafil. More than half of them had a severe form of impotence, and the vast majority were not at all sensitive to sildenafil (Viagra), even after taking the maximum dose of the latter, which indicates a much greater effectiveness of vardenafil in comparison with sildenafil. It is worth noting that the side effects were almost 2 times less frequent, in comparison with the same sildenafil.
Basic information trade mark Vilitra-20
Manufacturer Centurion Labs (India)
Purpose Treatment and elimination of erectile instability and dysfunction
Pharm. group PDE-5 Inhibitors
Composition Vardenafil 20 mg
The action starts in 30 minutes
Expiration after 5-9 hours
Package of 10 tablets in a blister
Dosages From 5 to 20 mg per day
Methods of use Take 30-60 minutes before sex. With or without food, it doesn’t matter.
Erectile dysfunction of various etiologies, including psychogenic impotence or impotence caused by organic and inorganic factors and diseases.
Generic Vilitra 20, in order to avoid additivity of side effects, it is forbidden to take simultaneously with other drugs that have the same mechanism of action (tadalafil, sildenafil, udenafil and other PDE-5 inhibitors). Simultaneous administration with “medical nitrates” (nitroglycerin, etc.), certain inhaled drugs (which contain organic nitrates) and stimulants of guanylate cyclase (riociguat) is also prohibited.
Do not take generic Vilitra 20, with the following contraindications:
allergic reactions to vardenafil, or to the auxiliary components of the drug Vilitra 20;
diseases of the cardiovascular system (damage to the coronary arteries of the heart, rhythm disorders, previously occurred myocardial infarction or stroke);
terminal stages of liver or kidney damage;
excessive blood pressure or Vice versa;
violation of the hematopoietic system (leukemia, sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma);
ulcers of the digestive tract;
degenerative lesions of the retina;
tendency to priapism;
sexual contact is contraindicated for health reasons.
The drug is not intended for use by women or children under 18 years of age.
Dosage Of Vilitra 20
Tablets with vardenafil are usually available in dosages of 5, 10, 20, 40 mg and even in a dosage of 2.5 mg of vardenafil hydrochloride. The most popular drugs are those with a dosage of 10 mg and 20 mg. One Vilitra-20 tablet contains 20 mg of vardenafil. Patients who use Vilitra 20 for the first time should take no more than 10 mg of vardenafil (half a tablet) 25-60 minutes before sexual contact with a partner. In the absence of adverse reactions, the dosage can be increased to 20 mg or reduced to 5 mg of vardenafil, if such reactions are present. Do not take the drug more than once a day. The maximum dosage is no more than 20 mg of vardenafil.
Patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency can only take Vilitra 20 under the supervision of their doctor. The drug should be taken in a dosage of no more than 5 mg (a quarter of a tablet) and no more than once every 72 hours.
Elderly patients without contraindications can take Vilitra 20 without dose adjustment.
Side effects after taking Levitra occur in approximately 10% of cases from 20 mg of vardenafil and 6% – as a result of taking 10 mg of vardenafil. The side effects of vardenafil are dose-dependent, so it is very important to choose the lowest dose that will be both effective and safe. Adverse reactions after taking vardenafil usually pass without consequences after a few hours and, as a rule, do not cause serious inconvenience to the patient, and in most cases do not require any measures to be taken. Most common side effects:
disorder of color perception (chromatopsia, cyanopsia);
Other undesirable side effects of vardenafil in clinical studies were extremely rare. The frequency of their occurrence does not depend on the intake of vardenafil, and practically does not differ from the initial group of patients who took placebo. The relationship of these side effects and their probability (due to the extremely low frequency) with the use of vardenafil is not currently established:
edema of the extremities;
arrhythmia and other heart rhythm disorders;
shortness of breath.
This list of side effects is not exhaustive. Up-to-date information about side effects can be found on the manufacturer’s website. See also the detailed instructions for vardenafil. If serious adverse effects occur, seek medical attention.
When taking excessive doses of vardenafil (40 mg twice a day), patients experienced an increase in the frequency of the main side effects (headache and muscle pain, dizziness, nasal congestion, and others). In the case of overdose with vardenafil, maintenance therapy is performed, the purpose of which is to eliminate the main symptoms of overdose. The antidote is unknown.
According to clinical studies that have studied the interaction of vardenafil with drugs, a number of extremely unsafe substances and drugs have been identified:
Medical nitrates. Medications such as nitroglycerin, mono-or isosorbide dinitrate are considered very dangerous because of their ability to dramatically and significantly affect blood pressure.
Alpha blockers of adrenoreceptors. Doxazosin, yohimbine hydrochloride, prazosin, terazosin and other drugs in this group cause an unpredictable decrease in blood PRESSURE.
Guanylate cyclase stimulants. Riociguat (Adempas) together with vardenafil provoked fainting, significant dizziness, nausea and other consequences of hypotension.
Antibiotics significantly reduce the clearance of vardenafil and increase its plasma concentrations several times. Increasing the probability of major adverse effects.
Medicines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Atazanavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, indinavir and other drugs in this group significantly increase the frequency of major side effects.
Anti-fungal medications. Itraconazole and ketoconazole significantly increased the exposure time of vardenafil. Increased frequency of adverse reactions.
Only the main interactions are listed here. Other medications, including dietary supplements, vitamins, and foods, can also have an effect on the patient’s body when combined with vardenafil. For more information, contact your doctor for advice. See also a detailed list of vardenafil interactions.
Other undesirable combinations
Small doses of alcohol with generic Vilitra-20 are acceptable (for example, a bottle of wine for two), but large doses of alcohol can lead to hypotension, dizziness and other undesirable effects.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can increase the plasma concentrations of vardenafil and increase the area under the AUC curve. Try to avoid grapefruit products when taking Vilitra 20.
Take Vilitra 20 at the exact dose recommended by your healthcare professional. Follow the instructions in the recipe and do not consume in large quantities or for longer than stated in the prescription.
Vilitra 20 is not an aphrodisiac and should not be taken as a sex drive stimulant. The drug affects only the erection, which can only occur if sexual desire. Generic does not cause spontaneous erections.
Before buying, be sure to read the contraindications to the drug. Seek medical attention for symptoms of a heart attack, as well as if the erection condition is painful and lasts for more than 4 hours. Too long an erection (priapism) can cause irreversible changes in the tissues of the penis — tissue degeneration and complete loss of potency forever.
Store in normal humidity, away from the sun and children.